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The world consumes over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year. But when did we start using plastic? And why?

Where does all the plastic waste go?

Journey through the life cycle of plastic - how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.

' R eaders are launched into a close examination of plastic - how it came to be, how it's made and used, and how it has changed the world, for better and for worse. The book objectively presents the petroleum-based substance's contributions to the field of medicine and to the accessibility of manufactured goods alongside its increasingly harsh toll on the environment ... Lee's boldly coloured digital illustrations attractively and neatly chart out complex phenomena such as microplastics consumption.' STARRED REVIEW -Publishers Weekly
By:   Eun-ju Kim
Illustrated by:   Ji-won Li
Imprint:   Scribblers
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 290mm,  Width: 236mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781925849196
ISBN 10:   1925849198
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eun-ju Kim (Author) Eun-ju Kim has been writing children's books for a long time since studying physics and early childhood education in college. Ji-won Li (Illustrator) Ji-won Lee studied illustration and has been working as an illustrator of children's books.

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